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Welcome, Bryn Carlson!

We’re giving a warm welcome to Bryn Carlson of Whitman College, who recently joined the SAL team in June as a Writers in the Schools intern. We’re so grateful to have her on board—learn a little bit more about her and her passions below.


Hi, Bryn! Welcome to the team. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi! My name is Bryn Carlson and I’m a rising senior at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. I grew up in Palo Alto, CA and I’m looking forward to spending my summer break in Seattle and helping out the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program.

What do you do when you’re not interning with WITS?

When I’m not in the office, I’ll be zigzagging my way through Seattle’s running trails in preparation for my final cross country season in the fall. In addition to finding new runs, I’m also excited to take part in my first ever Summer Book Bingo. I hope to delve into the “author(s) of color” category on my bingo board as I’ll also be beginning some preliminary research for my upcoming undergraduate thesis on postcolonial literature.

Which SAL events are you most looking forward to this season?

As a frequent listener to Malcom Gladwell’s podcast, Revisionist History, I will be envious of those who have the opportunity to see him as part of the Literary Arts Series come September.  I would also jump at the chance to hear Carmen Maria Machado speak—I found the vibrant and eccentric nature of her writing in Her Body and Other Parties to be haunting in the sense that it reminded me of literature’s great capacity for inviting us to both examine and reimagine the complexities of our world.

Thank you, Bryn!

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